I took myself to see The Monuments Men at the movie theater at the Grove last night.
Blue beret – Jet Rag vintage shop, LA
Olive sweater – my mom’s
Blue skirt – Etsy
Ankle boots – Target
Gold hoops – Target
The movie theater itself is very pretty:
There are a lot of beautiful theaters and Art Deco-era buildings in LA and I’ve been to tragically few of them.
When I got home I ate some spinach on my mom’s China, drank some Royal Tokaji out of my grandma’s Grand Marnier glass, and finished (yippee!) my book about Victorian interior design.My thoughts on the Monuments Men – it’s not necessarily great filmmaking, but I still enjoyed it. The editing is a little weird and a lot of the movie feels like a trailer as opposed to a movie. I think the problem is it’s trying to be a lighthearted action drama with widespread appeal but it could have been a great movie if, like its subject matter, it aimed to be fine art. What’s great about the movie, though, is it is entertaining to watch, I learned about a group of people I knew nothing about, and I was reminded of the vital importance of our artistic cultural legacy. It’s really beautiful to see people who fought and died in the name of preserving the master works of Western civilization and it made me feel inspired to learn more about great works of art.